The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 80 additional positive cases, bringing the total cases related to coronavirus disease to 673, including six new hospitalizations across the state. No new fatalities were reported April 5 in the state.
The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics, cumulatively since March 11, include:
- 673 total laboratory-confirmed cases
- · New Castle County cases: 436
- Kent County cases: 86
- Sussex County cases: 151
- Males: 308; Females: 365
- Age range: 1 to 97
- Currently hospitalized: 101; Critically ill: 25
- Delawareans recovered: 71
- 6,321 negative cases
Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.
Patients are considered fully recovered seven days after the resolution of their symptoms. Three days after symptoms resolve, patients are no longer required to self-isolate at home; however, they must continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining four days before returning to their normal daily routine.
In total, 14 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19. There have been a total of eight deaths related to long-term care facilities, including seven in New Castle County (six at Little Sisters of the Poor) and one in Sussex County.
Anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, should distance from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions - including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment - might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Statewide testing at standing health facility testing sites require a physician’s order or prescription to be tested. These are not walk-in testing sites. Those without a primary care provider can call the DPH Call Center Line at 1-866-408-1899. Individuals awaiting test results, should wait to hear back from their medical provider. The DPH Call Center does not have test results.
Questions can also be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
DPH will continue to update the public as more information becomes available. For the latest on Delaware’s response, go to de.gov/coronavirus.